Welcome to NoVaUMC

We are the Arlington and Alexandria
Districts of the United Methodist Church in Virginia.

Who We Are

We are the Arlington and Alexandria Districts of the United Methodist Church.

Often referred to as the Bi-District, the Arlington and Alexandria Districts work closely together and share office space and some staff. We are located at 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Arlington and Alexandria are two of the 16 districts in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Master Calendar

General Conference Resources

Neighborhood Seminary

Latest News & Information

Don’t miss what’s happening in the Arlington and Alexandria Districts. Our monthly email newsletter is published mid-month. (Sign up here or using the box below!)

In between receiving our news in your email, find out about events and happenings here. 



Christian Mindfulness

An Evening with Amy Oden: Christian Mindfulness April 29 from 7-9:00 p.m. | Fairfax UMC Looking over the popular landscape of mindfulness movement, you might never know that mindfulness is part of Christian tradition. In her book, Right Here, Right...

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Leaning into Lent

Leaning into Lent

Leaning into Lent “O God our deliverer, you led your people of old through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide now the people of your church, that, following our Savior, we may walk through the wilderness of this world...

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Rising Hope Celebrates 25th

Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Gala, Concerts and More! For the past 25 years, Rising Hope has offered resources, fellowship, and spiritual support to men and women living in poverty. Rising Hope...

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Upcoming Events

For information about additional Bi-District events, please visit our What’s Happening page.
To see what is going on around the Conference or at other churches on our Districts visit our Master Calendar.

March 7, 2020

Guest Readiness Training
at Burke UMC

Most churches are unintentionally blind to the guest experience. From unspoken rituals to maze-like facilities, worship can be intimidating for guests. Jason Moore, author, consultant and frequent “secret worshipper,” will guide you through the top 5 questions on the minds of guests and how to more effectively invite them into an experience worth returning to. 

Two Perspectives: A Conversation with Tom Berlin & Keith Boyette

at Annandale UMC

March 11, 2020

This event is designed to help both clergy (10:00 a.m.) and laity (7:00 p.m.) hear from two different perspectives as we head toward General Conference.

Revs. Tom Berlin and Keith Boyette will offer remarks about the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation and will participate in a Q&A.

Lay Servant Training

at Wesley UMC

March 20/21, 2020

4 classes are being offered at this year’s Lay Servant Training. Registration is open. Register today. 

Contact the Bi-District Office

Call: 703-820-7200 | Email: NoVaDiststricts@vaumc.org
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